Press Release


Contact For Interview:

Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph.D., MBA, BCIA

Conference Organizer & Chair

Virtual Reality Medical Institute

Interactive Media Institute

+1 (858) 642-0267 (California)

+32 2 880 6226 (Belgium)

Contact For Information:

Julie Lebrun, Conference Coordinator

Virtual Reality Medical Institute

+32 2 880 6226 (Belgium)

When : June 29 – July 2, 2015

Where: University of California, San Diego

iACToR’s 20th Annual

CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference

20th Anniversary Conference,

from June 29 to July 2, 2015 in San Diego, California.

After the great success of our previous conferences, we are very pleased to invite you to join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the CYPSY conference! In addition to the oral and poster presentations, you will be able to test future applications and software directly from our Cyberarium and exhibit room. We provide an international networking and sharing platform for researchers, clinicians, policymakers and funding agents to share and discuss advancements in the growing disciplines of CyberTherapy & CyberPsychology.

We choose only gifted scientists and speakers to talk about the future of science and psychology. Their lectures will cover the notions of Presence, Social Media and Cyberbullying, Stress and Anxiety, PTSD, Eating disorders and Obesity, New methods and instruments, and much more. We also give the opportunities to students to expose their research through the Early Innovators symposium.

To ensure we are on the forefront of healthcare, we take advantage of the opportunities emerging from the rapid growth of technology.  CYPSY20 will highlight technology’s therapeutic effects on humanity that will open the door for future development. This conference will be a tool for education, collaboration, and increasing access to top-quality healthcare. Because of the international nature of CYPSY20 and the expanded focus of its theme, we recognize the importance of extending our invitation to interested participants around the world.

On behalf of the Conference Committee of CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy 20, we ask you to please consider attending our opening ceremony starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30th, with Professors Brenda K Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva.

On July 1st 2015 at 12:00PM, we welcome you to join our awards ceremony, where we will present the Lifetime Achievement, CRC-Clinical Cyberpsychology New Investigator, and Young Minds Research Awards.

To reiterate the true diversity of the conference, the Chief Executive Officer of IMI and Secretary General of iACToR, Professor Brenda K. Wiederhold will serve as the Conference Co-Chair, alongside Professor  Dr. Giuseppe Riva of Italy, and Professor Dr. Mark D. Wiederhold of USA; Professor Dr. Stéphane Bouchard of Canada will serve as the scientific chair with Dr. Willem-Paul Brinkman of the Netherlands and Dr. José Gutiérrez Maldonado of Spain; and Professor Dr. Pedro Gamito of Portugal will serve as the website chair of the conference.

This conference is jointly organized by The Interactive Media Institute, in collaboration with the Virtual Reality Medical Institute and International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, & Rehabilitation’s (iACToR). We look forward to continuing our great relationships with all of the researchers, participants and sponsors.